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"If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way" ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thoughts from a Recovering Alcoholic
Posted by:Jenn--Thursday, October 16, 2014

"First of all, let me preface this by saying that getting and staying sober has been, by far, the best decision that I’ve ever made. There is no doubt in my mind about that.

But I’m also going to say something else that might not be what other people in recovery want to put out there, but what I have found in my experience to be completely true.

Sometimes, sobriety sucks.

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And absolutely, sobriety is a lot of work. But the result of that work is miraculous. I have amazing relationships, I have a life with meaning, I have an active spiritual life. The juice is completely worth the squeeze.

So yea, sometimes sobriety sucks. But you know what? Sometimes LIFE sucks. That’s just the nature of existence – there are ups and downs on the rollercoaster. The point is to make the most of the ride."

For the full post, written by Deanna de Bara, click here.

1 comment:

Roxie said...

Indeed! This brave young woman, Deanna de Bara, reveals the absolute truth about life in general while focusing on being clean. Her quote is spot-on, “The juice is completely worth the squeeze”. In fact, her perception of life falls on the heels of Dale Carnegie, author of How to Win Friends and Influence People. During his successful business ventures, he is quoted as saying “If fate hands us a lemon, let’s try to make lemonade.” I want my son, Lenny, to eventually come to the realization that was the crux of Deanna’s article; although it may sometimes contain sour grapes, sobriety certainly sweetens ones’ life.


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